PS5 Outsold Xbox Series X|S By 3-1, Research Firm Says

PS5 Outsold Xbox

Sony has had an impressive 2023 when it comes to PlayStation 5 (PS5) console sales. The company announced that it’s sold more than 50 million consoles to consumers, and new data from a research firm claims that the PS5 outsold the Xbox Series X|S by 3-1.

According to data from research firm Ampere Analysis, PS5 sales grew by nearly 65% in 2023 whereas Xbox sales fell nearly 15%.

“There was a lot of pent-up demand [for PS5], so when the supply came in, [Sony] broke all records in the first quarter of this year,” Ampere’s head of games research, Piers Harding-Rolls, told the Financial Times.

When looking at the PS5 sales compared to the last-generation PS4, the 50 million consoles sold milestone happened one week later in the lifespan — 161 weeks — for the PS5.

Sony’s head of global business Eric Lempel told the outlet that the company expects the PS5 to outsell the PS4 over its lifetime. A big reason being that the supply chain issues that plagued the start of the system’s cycle has been overcome.

“I think we have the ability to get there,” Lempel said. “Demand for the [PS5] going into this year was huge . . . Momentum is strong now and it’s continuing.”

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